[zeromq-dev] zeromq DEALER client to multiple servers (ROUTER)

Matt Connolly matt.connolly at me.com
Sat Sep 28 22:28:40 CEST 2013

If you connect a DEALER to multiple endpoints it will distribute messages to all of its connections. I think this is a round robin distribution.

If you have some specific logic where you need to choose which server to talk to, you would need a router socket so that you can specify the address. You could implement this as a separate routing so that your DEALER connects to one ROUTER on a broker and then the broker decides which server to talk to. See the lbbroker examples, such as:



On 29 Sep 2013, at 4:25 am, ashish nagar <ashish_nagarudr at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I am using ZEROMQ for distributed messaging application. Need to connect client (DEALER socket) to multiple servers (ROUTER socket on server side). What are my options on CLIENT side ?
> Create DEALER socket on client side for each server endpoint (ROUTER socket).
> Create only ONE DEALER socket on client side and add multiple endpoints.
> I tried option 2 - connecting to multiple endpoints but message always goes to the first connected endpoint. followed following steps: - create DEALER socket - connect to first endpoint - then on the run time, add another endpoint to the socket by using socket.connect(endpoint). Do I need to reconnect?
> In DEALER socket, there is no option to send message on a particular endpoint in case it is connected to multiple endpoints.
> Any idea?
> Thanks
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